"...Sometimes this work is made on canvases, and sometimes it's made on actual walls – as with the murals he made for the One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. When Landmarks, UT's public art program responsible for such works as Ann Hamilton's O N E E V E R Y O N E, James Turrell's Skyspace, and Michael Ray Charles' (Forever Free) Ideas, Languages and Conversations, commissioned Parlá to create something for its campus collection, it gave him a real wall to play with – the biggest he's ever been asked to paint, in fact, and that's saying something for an artist well-known for working on a large scale...."
"...photograph by John Carrico Walk down just about any street in downtown Austin, particularly along Sixth Street, and you'll find a great many plaques calling your attention to certified Lone Star landmarks. All relate their own slice of local history, the same tales they've told for decades now and will continue to relate for generations to come..."
"...Seems the university decided a few years ago that it was time to have a real policy regarding the collection and display of public art on campus, and so engaged Peter Walker Partners, the architectural firm behind the Speedway and East Mall renovation, to develop a Public Art Master Plan that would guide the acquisition and placement of public art in coordination with the Campus Master Plan created by Cesar Pelli & Associates 12 years ago. Out of that effort has come Landmarks, as the public art program is called, and its first big project is the long-term loan from the Met, which was initiated by Landmarks founding director Andrée Bober..."
"...Michael Ray Charles – you may remember him as a professor in the University of Texas art department for a couple of decades – has been considering the crutch quite a lot lately. It's the object at the heart of his new work commissioned from Landmarks, the UT-Austin public art program..."
"...Austin can boast more than 20 food-related businesses that have been in (almost) continuous operation for 50 to 140 years and 80 more that have flourished from 25 to 49 years (see "Landmark Eateries"). Turns out there are still plenty of culinary landmarks on the local menu, and your beloved touchstone could just be among them...."
"...Landmarks, the public art arts program at the University of Texas, maintains a collection of more than three dozen works spread across the UT campus. In January 2017, it added the project O N E E V E R Y O N E to the Dell Medical School..."
"...Just as touch is integral to any health care experience – from the nurse's hand against your forehead feeling for a fever to the surgeon's handling of a transplanted heart – touch is key to the experience of these portraits: It's where the images find clarity. Hamilton, a MacArthur Fellow and National Medal of Arts recipient, came to understand how a depiction of touch in art could reflect the importance of touch in medicine when she was commissioned by Landmarks, UT's exemplary public art program, to create a project for the new medical school complex...."
"...This time of year, most talk about the University of Texas concerns the football team, but the arts may generate some chatter this week with the news of two major commissions: from public art program Landmarks, a massive mural by José Parlá and from the College of Fine Arts, an opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera...."
"...Schamus, a longtime producer and screenwriter of many indie-film landmarks (especially those directed by Ang Lee, and the early films by Todd Haynes) directs his first feature film with Indignation. He shows a steady hand, yet the film nevertheless feels cautious and underplayed..."
"...Emma – nerdy and socially conscious in an abstract, petition-writing way – nervously strips down and puts on Tracy Chapman for make-out mood music; put off, the posh, glib Dex shrinks back: "Maybe we can just be friends." It's a wonder their story doesn't end there. Yet they soldier on as just that, lifelong friends who fumble – sometimes together, sometimes not – through the newly adult landmarks of first jobs and failed love affairs..."
"...Years later, Dave (Baruchel) has grown up into an NYU physics nerd and reunites with Balthazar, who gives him a crash course in sorcery spells (which seem to take much less time to master than a physics degree). Filmed in New York, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes good use of some city landmarks, though, on a more mystical plane, the film’s magic tricks do little to dazzle the eye..."
"...Starring: Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Hayden Christensen, Blake Lively, Julie Christie, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Drea de Matteo, Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, Irfan Khan, Shia LaBeouf, Cloris Leachman, Rachel Bilson, Christina Ricci, Olivia Thirlby, Eli Wallach, Robin Wright Penn, Anton Yelchin and Burt Young. The central thesis in this omnibus of short films (spun off from Emmanuel Benbihy and Tristan Carné’s compilation film Paris, Je T’aime) seems to be that New York is not its landmarks or its landscape; New York is its people..."
"...Starring: Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Shelton and Trina Willard. Ben (Duplass), a Seattle newlywed, seems to be contentedly motoring along life’s major landmarks – marriage, property, prepping for children – but that contentment, or its illusion, is shattered when Ben’s old college buddy Andrew (Leonard) shows up unannounced at his front door..."
"...Bet it didn't take 'em long to realize how gravely mistaken they were. Apart from the presence of pug-faced superstar Chow Yun-Fat, there's not much here that truly recalls producer Woo's late Eighties and early Nineties action landmarks such as A Better Tomorrow I and II, The Killer, and Hard-Boiled..."
"...By virtually anyone's standards, Jack – a listless family comedy and bland morality primer – would be a one-star movie, the kind of thing that's designed to make you laugh and make you cry, but leave no nasty tear-stain residue. But when Francis Ford Coppola – the director responsible for such cinematic landmarks as Apocalypse Now and The Godfather – stoops to such syrupy swill, for me that single star drops down to a full-fledged bomb..."
"...And, like Earthquake (or The Towering Inferno, for that matter), this conspiracy buffs' take on Close Encounters is a sure-fire summer blockbuster, in Sensurround or otherwise. Never mind that once you get past the admittedly breathtaking shots of our national landmarks being turned into kindling, the rest of the film is a tired and empty two hours of feel-good patriotism and oddly cast characters: This curiously unaffecting film has already reset the box-office high-water mark for the next 10 years..."
"...It may be a cliché to say it, but Shameless is shamelessly an “Austin” film. Apart from the readily identifiable Austin landmarks scattered throughout, Byington has lifted the film's tone seemingly straight off the city's streets..."
"...That's the funny thing about how Austin's streets and landmarks got their names. Geography rewrites history..."
"...Texas is known for its historical landmarks, yet many of the treasures are in danger of turning to dust before our eyes. The limestone facade of the towering obelisk at the San Jacinto Battlefield was crumbling in the coastal air outside of Houston until the Legislature provided the department with $10 million in emergency funding in 1995..."
"...Interestingly, the Rubin project did not initially involve Cronkite. The commission from UT's Landmarks public art program was to create a work for a site in the College of Communication complex, and it was only after the school chose to name the plaza in memory of its onetime journalism student (1933-35) that Rubin and his collaborators – statistician Mark Hansen and Jer Thorp, data artist in residence at the New York Times – brought Cronkite into the mix..."
"...National Natural Landmarks are some of the country's most unique biological and geological sites. Founded in 1962, the NNL designation recognizes both public and private resources that have specific natural features..."
"...Our tour guide, Joanny, was waiting for us at the bottom of the stairs as we exited customs and the cruise ship terminal. He walked us around Old Havana, telling us about the landmarks as we went..."
"..."One of the things that makes Austin interesting as a city is its landscape," he says. "You have key landmarks, like the lake and Capitol..."
"...New York was the first U.S. city to adopt TDR provisions, as part of its 1965 Landmarks Preservation Law..."
"...But where the house (named after Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson and her fifth husband, furniture maker Joseph Hannig) will finally reside -- and when -- is anyone's guess. Since the house relinquished its 130-year post at Fifth and Neches to the Convention Center hotel-in-progress, the City Council, Historic Landmarks Commission, and Parks Board have approved its removal to a sliver of land deeded to the city by the state at 10th and Congress..."
"...Landmarks At the turn of the century, East Avenue -- La Calle -- was unpaved. Waller Creek trickled untamed through part of it..."
"...In more than 30 years of working in and around Austin as both a professional and an educator, architect Wayne Bell has quietly amassed a portfolio of firsts: first state restoration architect with the Texas Historical Commission; first chairman of the Historic Landmarks Commission; first director of the Winedale historical site, where he led the Winedale Preservation Institute; founder of the Historic Sites and Restoration branch of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife; initiator of the master's degree program in historical preservation at the UT School of Architecture. With such a roster of achievements to his credit, you'd think Bell would be a more recognizable figure on the public scene -- one of the city's high-profile architects, like his colleague and friend Sinclair Black..."
"...[Ed. note: Contributions can be sent to the Isaac Winburne Trust, care of Jim Crosby, PO Box 1868, Austin, TX 78767.] We Will Tear Down Landmarks..."